M.Sc. Applied Sustainability Management
Study programme of SRH Hochschule in Nordrhein-Westfalen
You want to take on social responsibility and help build and shape the world of tomorrow today. Then start your Master's programme in Applied Sustainability Management now.
You can study the programme M.Sc. Applied Sustainability Management at the following locations:
Enrolment fees: 480 EUR (one-time)
Tuition fees: 10,620 EUR (3,540 EUR/semesters)
Sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Business Development
Sustainable Business: Data Analysis and Models
Sustainable Strategic Management: Concepts and Perspectives
Human Behavior, Transformation and Communication
Global Eco-Social Problems
Ecological Impact Of Climate Change
Fair Trade (elective modul 1)
Renewable Energy Systems (elective modul 2)
Sustainable Agriculture (elective modul 3)
Green Fashion (elective modul 4)
Sustainable Health Management (elective modul 5)
Sustainable Water Management (elective modul 1)
Sustainable Supply Chain Management (elective modul 2)
Sustainable Urban Development (elective modul 3)
Sustainable Mobility (elective modul 4)
Sustainability Food Industry (elective modul 5)
Sustainable Social Governance
Business Transformation And Change Management
Master-Thesis and Colloquium
Description of the programme
The global world is in a constant process of change - a good CO₂ balance, recyclability and energy-efficient production, logistics and goods are important success factors in business today. The result is: sustainable factors continue to rise. In our Master's programme in Applied Sustainability Management you will learn to assess, develop and implement aspects of sustainability. You will be enabled to think and act with foresight. In addition to the theoretical aspects, your teaching will focus on insights and development processes for project management, communication and international cooperation as well as transformation processes.
Specifically, you will learn:
Design transformation processes for sustainable social development and manage their implementation.
Analyse and evaluate structures and processes with regard to social, ecological and economic aspects.
Identify, discuss and implement the political, economic and social impacts, conflicts and potential solutions to the challenges of sustainability
Classroom sessions take place in blocks every 3 weeks during the semester. In addition, online courses take place twice a week in the evening (approx. 18.00 - 20.00 pm).
Why enrolling in this programme?
A rethinking has taken place in society and companies, institutions and service providers are also increasingly focusing on the topic of 'sustainability'. The demand for qualified professionals in this field will continue to increase in the future. With our new Master's programme in Applied Sustainability Management, you will be able to meet this demand as a specialist. The programme prepares you to work in various areas of sustainability. You will be able to familiarise yourself with different fields of work and will be equipped with the necessary skills to analyse and optimise complex systems and implement new solutions. Based on your elective module, you will become an expert in a sustainability field.
You will qualify for comprehensive activities in the following areas, among others:
Sustainability management and transformation processes
and project management.
The completion of the Master's programme also entitles you to a doctorate and thus to a professional qualification for an academic career.
Accreditations & awards
The SRH University of Applied Sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia has been system-accredited since 01 September 2021 and bears the quality seal of the Accreditation Council. This certifies that the university has the highest standards in studying and teaching - students have the guarantee that planning, teaching and assessment are carried out according to certified processes. As a system-accredited university, the SRH University of Applied Sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia is entitled to accredit its study programmes independently and with the audited quality management processes. This procedure replaces the previously common programme accreditation.
In 2013, the university received the seal of approval from Germany's highest scientific body, the Science Council. With the accreditation, the Council ensures the quality of research and teaching and checks whether they meet recognised standards. Among other things, the Science Council praises the high level of identification of the teaching staff with the university and the pronounced commitment to teaching and student support. The SRH University in NRW was institutionally reaccredited in 2018. In its vote, the Science Council emphasises the positive development of the university. It also confirms that the university is valued as a cooperation partner in the region by companies and institutions in the social sector.
Award for the teaching and learning model CORE
In 2018, the Stifterverband recognised the CORE teaching and learning model with the Genius Loci Award, the only institutional award for excellent teaching in Germany. With the CORE principle (Competence Oriented Research and Education), SRH created a unique teaching and learning model in 2012 based on scientific findings from learning and brain research.
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Degree: Master of Science
Programme type: full-time
ECTS points: 90
Start of studies: summer/winter semester
Regular period of studies: 3 semesters
15/10/2023 (WS), 15/04/2023 (SS)
optional semester abroad
English language skills required
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finished Bachelor studies
Language certificate English
Upon presentation of a Bachelor's degree with:
A) 180 CP and less than 1 year of qualified work experience:
Qualifying examination + an internship of at least 1 year in a sustainability-relevant professional field of not less than 10 hours/week prior to or during your studies.
You complete your Master's degree with a total of 270 CP.
B) 180 CP and 1 year of qualified work experience:
Qualifying examination + recognition of 15 CP through the professional experience + possibility of acquiring another 15 CP through participation in other modules of the higher education offer with reference to topics of the study programme at Master's level.
You complete your Master's degree with a total of 300 CP.
C) 180 CP and 2 years of qualified professional experience:
Qualifying examination + recognition of 30 CP through the qualified professional experience.
You complete your Master's degree with a total of 300 CP.
At least good English language skills (≥ B2 level) if the English-language degree program is chosen.
The Master's programme is aimed at all university graduates with a Bachelor's degree of at least 180 CPs. Due to its block structure, it can be studied full-time, alongside job/ family.
Note: If you do not meet the requirements, you might still be considered for admission.
The following documents are required for an application as a German student:
Final school certificate
ID card or passport
Proof of health insurance cover
Last university report
University performance to date
With a degree in M.Sc. Applied Sustainability Management, you can work in the following positions:
– Strategy Manager
– Innovation Manager
– Project manager
– Sustainability manager and manager for transformation processes
The ALLSTAY Scholarship
The SRH University of Applied Sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia awards several Germany scholarships for EU students and one ALLSTAY-scholarship for non-EU students each winter semester. The grant amounts to 300.00 euros per month until the end of the standard period of study*. Half of the grant is paid by the Federal Government and the other half by a private donor.
* The sponsor must pay the grant for at least one year. After that, he or she can withdraw from the grant if the scholarship holder's performance is not adequate.
Application requirements - Applications are open to:
SRH students who are in their 1st or 2nd semester in the respective winter semester.
The scholarship programme law specifies the further criteria for support:
For first-year students: average grade of the A-levels. In addition, individual grades or qualifications relevant to the chosen field of study.
For students who are already enrolled: academic achievements to date, in particular ECTS points. For students in the Master's programme, the final grade of the previous degree programme also counts.
Special potential of the applicant, for example through special achievements such as awards and prizes, a previous professional activity, internships, extracurricular, social, university-political or political commitment or participation in religious societies, associations or clubs.
Special personal or family circumstances such as chronic illnesses and disabilities, raising children, especially as a single parent, caring for close relatives, working in family businesses, gainful employment during studies or migration background.
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Last update of the profile: 10/2022